3.20.2006

On Bullshit

If you haven't seen these outstanding and funnnny video interviews with Harry G. Frankfurt about his recent book, On Bullshit, you simply must interrupt your basketball infatuation and take a look.

They remind me of the kind of thing The Perfect Speling Press routinely pays big advances for and was sort of shooting for, when collaborating with Perkle, in 9interviews.com.

My favorite quote from the interviews, all of which are outstandingly serious, is:
"Bullshit is in some ways a more insidious threat ... because a liar knows what the truth is and in some ways is trying to keep people away from the truth ... whereas the bullshitter doesn't know what the truth is at all ..."

UPDATE: To read portions of the essay, try this link and/or the other archived pages here.

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